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Historical Events In 1981

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Jan 16   Ivan Lendl intentionally loses a match in the Volvo Masters in order to avoid having to play Björn Borg in the year 1981.  

Jan 16   John Lennon releases "Woman" in UK in the year 1981.  

Jan 16   In the year 1981 leon Spinks is mugged, his assailants even take his gold teeth  

Jan 16   Protestant gunmen shoot & wound Bernadette Devlin McAliskey & husband on this day in history.  

Jan 17   On this day in history bernard Lee, actor (M in James Bond Movies), dies at 73  

Jan 17   In the year 1981 philippino President Marcos ends state of siege  

Jan 18   On this day in history iran accepts US offer of $7.9 billion in frozen assets  

Jan 18   Iran agrees in principle to the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months in the year 1981.  

Jan 18   On this day in history wendy O Williams arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity  

Jan 19   Iran agrees in principle to the release of 52 Americans held hostage for more than 14 months on this day in history.  

Jan 19   On this day in history muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide  

Jan 19   US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages in the year 1981.  

Jan 20   In the year 1981 admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (Retired), ends term as 12th director of CIA  

Jan 20   In the year 1981 iran releases the 52 American hostages it had held for over a year.  

Jan 20   In the year 1981 ronald Reagan inaugurated as President  

Jan 20   Ronald Reagan was inaugurated as the 40th president of the United States. That same day, 52 American hostages were released by Iran after 444 days in captivity on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history allyn Joslyn, actor (They Won't Forget, Cafe Society), dies at 79  

Jan 21   Bernhard Goetz is assaulted for first time on a New York subway train in the year 1981.  

Jan 22   Fannie Thomas, US, dies at 113 on this day in history.  

Jan 23   Bobby Sherwood, orch leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 66 in the year 1981.  

Jan 23   In the year 1981 jochem Bird elected mayor of West Berlin  

Jan 24   In the year 1981 kim Hughes scores 213 vs India at Adelaide  

Jan 25   Adele Marie Astaire, sister of Fred Astaire, dies at 82 in the year 1981.  

Jan 25   Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death on this day in history.  

Jan 25   In the year 1981 the 52 American hostages held by Iran for 444 days arrive back in the U.S.  

Jan 26   Sandeep Patil scores memorable 174 vs Australia at Adelaide Oval on this day in history.  

Jan 27   On this day in history leo Collard, Belgian minister of Education (1946/54-58), dies at 78  

Jan 28   In the year 1981 olympic Glory tanker at Galveston Bay, Texas, spills 1 million gallons of oil in a ship collision  

Jan 28   In the year 1981 william J Casey becomes the 13th director of CIA (until 1987)  

Jan 29   Cozy Cole rocker (Topsy Part II), dies in the year 1981.  

Jan 29   In the year 1981 cozy Cole, rocker (Topsy Part II), dies  

Jan 30   In the year 1981 8th American Music Award Kenny Rogers wins  

Jan 31   "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1 on this day in history.  

Jan 31   On this day in history 38th Golden Globes Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter  

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Famous Birthdays In 1981

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Apr 02   Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer was born in the year 1981.  

Apr 02   In the year 1981 birth of bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress  

Apr 28   Jessica Alba, American actress was born on this day in history.  

Apr 30   On this day in history birth of john O'Shea, Irish footballer  

Apr 30   In the year 1981 birth of emma Pierson, British actress  

May 19   In the year 1981 birth of georges St. Pierre, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter  

May 19   Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer was born in the year 1981.  

May 22   Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler was born in the year 1981.  

Famous Deaths In 1981

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 01   Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920) died on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history david Lynch, singer (Platters-My Prayer), dies at 51  

Jan 03   Princess Alice of Albany (b. 1883) died on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Harold C Urey, US chemist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), dies at 87 in the year 1981.  

Jan 06   A[rchibald] J[oseph] Cronin, physician/author (Citadel), dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Jan 07   In the year 1981 jose Ardevol, composer, dies at 69  

Jan 08   Matthew Beard, entertainer, dies on this day in history.  

Jan 09   Kazimierz Serocki, composer, dies at 58 on this day in history.  

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